In this class we explore a perplexing story the Talmud relates at the end of Tractate Sukkah about an apostate woman named Miriam from the family of Bilgah. Like so many teachings of the Talmud known as “Agadeta, this mysterious passage contains profound meaning, and will teach us something extraordinary about our neighbors.
Every translator grapples with two conflicting aims: to faithfully convey the content of the original, and to make it understood, attractive and “natural” in its foreign enclothment. How far to go? The Rebbe sees a precedent in the first Torah scroll written by Moses.